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April 30, 2009

DIY (Do It Yourself) Oil Gasket Replacement for Mini Cooper S R53 (Part 9)

Filed under: Repair Instructions,Uncategorized — r53minicooper @ 5:12 pm
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Removing and installing/replacing carrier for front bumper trim

 

  1. Remove cable (1) for outside temperature sensor from carrier (2).

    Replacement only:

    Fit left/right air distributor (3) in new carrier (2).

     


 

  1. Version (A):

    Release nuts (1) and screws (2) on left/right.

    Detach carrier for front bumper trim.

    Installation note:

    Nuts:

    Tightening torque 51 11 3AZ .

    Screws:

    Tightening torque 51 11 4AZ .

     


 

Version (B):

Release nuts (1) and screws (2) on left/right.

Detach carrier (3) for front bumper trim.

Installation note:

Nuts:

Tightening torque 51 11 3AZ .

Screws:

Tightening torque 51 11 4AZ .

 


 

  1. Unscrew bolt (1).

    Tightening torque 31 11 5AZ .

    Release screws (2).

    Tightening torque 31 11 3AZ .


     

  2. Pull off bumper bracket forwards from front axle support. You may need a sledge hammer to gentle pound the entire assembly off.

     

    Note: When you pull the bumper brackets off the front axle support there are two small plastic pyramids that may come loose in the front axle support. Just tap them back in prior to reassemble.

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